Abracadabra. Feel well! There are two possibilities to continue. One
difficult and one simple. The more difficult one is along the river Rapaätno
below Låddepakte, the simple is the valley Snavvavagge. We choose
the simple, Snavvavagge. We struggle on the slope up to the valley,
the last part is rather steep. In total is it 300 meters. A well used track
show the way. Snavvavagge is a stony valley with a small lake. The best
is to walk northeast of the lake, unless one want to walk up on Låddepakte
(1537). This mountain is not very high, but the view must be excellent.
Placed in the corner of the Rapavalley as it is. We expect a good view
of the upper part of Rapadalen from the west end of Snavvagge. True!
From here is all of the upper valley seen.
From Snavvavgge to Piela is a steep slope to cross, but this is not
a problem, though many warned us how problematic it can be. Perhaps in
rain. We feel disappointed. At a few places do one have to support oneself
with the hands. Loose gravel on the distinct track requires a rather
good balance. At the other side are a few terraces, where we take a break.
From here on is it simpler, there are no major obstacles. We have now the
plain of Piela in front of us. Friendly to the hiker, with many good camping
grounds. The brooks Tjågnårisjåkåtj and
can give some problems, but this time of the year do they not contain much
water. Today they are rills. Earlier in the summer are there normally snowbridges
across the former. The latter has to be forded, not a difficult task. At
the bridge across Smailajåkkå at Skarja, are many good camping
grounds. The place is called the "hikers meeting place", since this
is a central place that one must pass as soon as one wants to visit
the central parts of Sarek. Today is the name not true, we are alone. Northwest
of the bridge is a locked hut, in case of emergancy is there a phone. But
then one must be in a real bad shape.